Community Health 


    • Land Information Committee
    • Drug Endangered Children Committee (DEC)
    • Child Death Review Committee
    • Local Emergency Planning Committee
    • School Wellness/Health Advisory Committees

Priority Health Concerns

    • AODA
    • Chronic Disease
    • Mental Health



Community Coalition of Forest County

This coalition is a collaboration of schools, tribes, government agencies and businesses coming together to address multi-jurisdictional issues such as poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and truancy.

Forest County CAN

Forest County CAN! (Coalition for Activity and Nutrition)

The group consists of community members, business owners and other agencies working toward improving the health of residents by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity.

Forest County Partnership

The Partnership fosters a special relationship between the schools, county agencies, tribal agencies and community organizations. Their mission is to strengthen and support youth by providing educational, social, and cultural opportunities that will foster competent and caring youth in a safe and healthy community.

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition

Northwood’s Breastfeeding Coalition

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition representatives from Oneida, Forest, Vilas, and Price counties all coming together to promote breastfeeding as the natural nourishment for children, and to increase breastfeeding rates in our communities.

Northwood’s Syndromic Surveillance

A collaboration of local health departments and medical providers to facilitate communication of and timely response to potential health risks in our communities.

Border Preparedness Group

Border Preparedness Group is a coalition of Wisconsin health departments (Forest, Vilas, Marinette, Florence, Iron) and Michigan health departments (Dickinson, Iron, Delta Menomonie, Western UP District) that has developed a border county mutual aid agreement for emergency response and recovery.

Northwood’s Tobacco Free Coalition

The Coalition is a six county coalition with Forest, Oneida, Lincoln, Florence, Price, and Vilas counties working to reduce tobacco use, therefore reducing tobacco-related diseases.

Five Year Health Assessment & Implementation Plan


Forest, Oneida and Vilas County Community Health Improvement Plan

“Becoming the Healthiest Nation” was this year’s theme for National Public Health Week which began on April 3rd. This marked the completion of the Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties Health Improvement Plan! The multi-county plan is a collaboration among health...

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

It is our pleasure to share with you the 2016 Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Community Health Needs Assessment. On behalf of the three Boards of Health, steering committees, and three Ministry Health Care hospitals, we hope you will find this information useful in...